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Eurasia Bridges puts geostrategic initiatives and foreign policy ambitions of the People’s Republic of China into perspective and provides tailor-made responses and solutions for decision-makers.

Eurasia Bridges mediates between Beijing and third States as a neutral, efficient and flexible entity.

In addition, Eurasia Bridges supports Chinese companies and decision-makers to promote and push forward the Belt and Road
Initiative (一带一路) in Germany and Europe.

Eurasia Bridges provides the following:

  • Consulting services

  • Written analyses

  • Lectures

and relies on, and activates a widespread, multi-layered, and discrete international network, to attend to your specific needs.

Eurasia Bridges connects you in Europe, Asia and beyond.

The Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路)


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About Eurasia Bridges

Eurasia Bridges was founded by Moritz Rudolf in 2016. He has been studying Mandarin and the Chinese culture since 2002 and has lived and worked in Beijing for several years.

Parallel to his studies in economics and law at the Heidelberg University and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, Moritz Rudolf started analyzing China from a security perspective in 2010, as Head of the Working Group "Conflicts in Asia and Oceania" at the “Heidelberg Institute of international Conflict Research” and as Board Member of the Heidelberg “Forum of International Security”. In addition, he spent two years at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.

Between 2014-2016 Moritz Rudolf worked at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), with a specific focus on China’s legal policy, geopolitical initiatives, and foreign relations. He has been a frontrunner to systematically track and analyze the Belt and Road initiative
一带一路) in Europe.

In addition, in 2017 he was a fellow within the Berlin-based Research Group “The international rule of law – Rise or Decline?“, where he focused on the international law dimension of the Belt and Road Initiative (

Moritz Rudolf is a keen observer of the re-emergence of the People’s Republic of China and the on-going global power shifts. He is currently finishing his PhD in international law where he focuses on the People’s Republic of China shaping the international legal order.

Key areas of expertise & special skills

  • In-depth knowledge of Chinese language and culture
  • China’s foreign & security policy as well as geostrategic initiatives including:
    • The Belt and Road Initiative (一路)
    • China’s Middle East and Central Asian Strategy
  • Comprehensive insight in China’s approaches to international law
  • Detailed knowledge of the Chinese legal system and domestic policy


  • BMW Responsible Leaders Network
  • Zukunftsbrücke – Chinese-German Young Professional Campus of the Stiftung Mercator
  • Fellow and member of the Stiftung Mercator Alumni Network
  • Tönissteiner Kreis e.V.
  • Asia-Pacific Research and Advice Network (APRAN)
  • Working Group Central Asia of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
  • Bratislava GlobSec Young Leaders Forum
  • Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Studies (HIIK)
  • Forum for International Security (FiS)

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Previous Engagements (excerpt)

  Asia-Pacific Research and Advice Network (APRAN)    Consulting services on the Belt and Road Initiative  (一带一路)

Asia-Pacific Research and Advice Network (APRAN)

Consulting services on the Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路)

  Bertelsmann Foundation   Study on “The China Model”

Bertelsmann Foundation

Study on “The China Model”

  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia    Consulting services on the Belt and Road Initiative  (一带一路)

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Consulting services on the Belt and Road Initiative (一带一路)

Lectures and inputs (excerpt)


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Globalisierung in den Weltregionen. Wirtschaftszentren, Zukunftsszenarien, Herausforderungen, Jena, "Die Seidenstraßeninitiative - Chinas Globalisierungsvision", April 2018

34. Logistik Dialog 2018, Bundesvereinigung Logistik Österreich, Wien, "Inwieweit die Seidenstraßeninitiative Neu auch Global Strategies ermöglich", April 2018

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Außen- und Sicherheitspolitische Vereinigung der Parlamentsmitarbeiter/innen (ASVP), Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin, Hintergrundgespräch: "Prozess, Struktur & Standards: Die Auswirkungen der Seidenstraßeninitiative auf die internationale Ordnung", February 2018

Wirtschaftskammer Wien, Außenwirtschaft Forum China - Wie kann Österreichs Wirtschaft profitieren?, Vienna, Keynote: "Dimensionen der Seidenstraßeninitiative", November 2017


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung & Chinese Academy for Social Sciences (CASS), Chinas Seidenstraßeninitiative und die deutsch-chinesischen Beziehungen vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Herausforderungen der Globalisierung, Beijing, "Structure and Process: The Belt& Road Initiative from an international law perspective", October 2017

Zukunftsbrücke der Stiftung Mercator / Chinese-German Young Professional Campus 2017, Hamburg, "The Belt & Road Initiative", October 2017

Future Energy Forum, World Expo 2017, Astana, “How can local Kazakh Entrepreneurs benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative?" August 2017

FH Wien, “Neue Seidenstraße – Quo Vadis?”, Vienna: „Xi Jinping’s geopolitical prestige project. “, May 2017

KFG “The International Rule of Law – Rise of Decline”, Berlin: “The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) from an international law perspective", May 2017

Clingendael Institute – “The Middle-East and China-Europe relations”, Leiden Asia Center: The Belt and Road Initiative and Sino-European interests in the Middle East, May 2016

BMW Foundation, 5th World Responsible Leaders Forum, Munich: “China's Silk Road Initiative – Xi Jinping's Prestige Project and the West, May 2016

China Zentrum, Jahresakademie 2016, Sankt Augustin: Xi Jinpings geostrategisches Prestigeprojekt: Chancen und Risiken der Seidenstraßeninitiative“, April 2016

The National Academy for Security Policy (Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, (BAKS), “Trierer China Gespräche”, Berlin: “One Belt One Road“, December 2015

BRICS Economic Think Tank & Belt and Road International Financial Forum, Beijing: “Risks and Opportunities of the Silk Road Initiative, December 2015









Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration, Jahreskolloquium 2015 "Die Beziehungen zwischen der Europäischen Union und China", Essen: „Chinas neue Seidenstraße nach Europa“, December 2015

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and Government of the Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, "China Xinjiang Development Forum”, Urumqi & Beijing: “Opportunities and challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative from a German perspective”, August 2015

BMW Foundation, 4th Global Table, Lusławice, (Poland): “China’s New Silk Road”, June 2015


Lanzhou University, "One Belt, One Road" cultural roundtable conference, Lanzhou, “One, Belt, One Road from a German perspective”, August 2014


Publications (excerpt)

Chinese scholars' increasing outspokenness on UN reform, April 2018

China’s Security Strategy towards the Middle East, June 2017

China's Global Law Enforcement Drive - The need for a European response (with Thomas Eder & Bertram Land), January 2017

Chancen und Risiken der Seidenstraßeninitiative, in: Die Beziehungen zwischen der Europäischen Union und China (Schriftenreihe des Arbeitskreises Europäische Integration e.V.), Hrsg. Peter-Christian Müller-Graff, January 2017

China's Political System, (Co-Author), Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (Editor: Sebastian Heilmann); December 2016

Silk Road: A Bumpy Road Ahead, May 2016

Chancen und Risiken der Seidenstraßeninitiative - Xi Jinpings geostrategisches Prestigeprojekt, Reader Sicherheitspolitik,  April 2016

China Should Do More to Solve the Syrian Refugee Crisis (with Angela Stanzel), February 2016

China’s New Era of Diplomacy: Engaging in Syria, January 2016

China’s Shadow World Order, in: Connectivity Wars (Edited by Mark Leonard), January 2016

China's 'Silk Road' Initiative is at Risk of Failure, September 2015

New Threats, New Responses: How China Fights Terrorism, Merics Web Special (with Marc Julienne & Johannes Buckow); July 2015

Häfen, Bahnen, Pipelines China baut mit der neuen Seidenstraße auch seine Macht aus, in: Internationale Politik; May 2015

China’s Shadow Foreign Policy: Parallel Structures Challenge the Established International Order (with Sebastian Heilmann, et al.), October 2014

The High-Speed Concentration of Decision-Making Power: The New Leading Group on Reform and the Reorganization of Decision-Making under Xi Jinping (with Lea Shih), August 2014

Russian-Chinese Relations after Putin’s visit to Shanghai, July 2014

Chinas Justizreformen nehmen Gestalt an, MERICS China Monitor No. 8 (with Sebastian Heilmann & Lea Shih), May 2014

Russia Turns toward China: Ukraine Crisis Causes Geostrategic Shifts in favor of China, May 2014


Interviews, Quotes, Appearances in Media & Guest commentaries (EXCERPT)


Weit und Weiter in den Westen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (December 3, 2017)

Chinas Seidenstraßeninitiative und die deutsch-chinesischen Beziehungen vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Herausforderungen (October 31, 2017)  

架起中德青年交流互信的未来之桥 (October 30, 2017)

Eventbericht: Welche Chancen bringt die Seidenstraße? (June 25, 2017)

港媒:中国"一路"三国极支持 东难民在欧洲的生活 (May 31, 2017)

2017年,我们对“一一路”有什么期待?(January 24, 2017)

5 Upheavals To Expect Along The New Silk Road In 2017 (December 28, 2016)

路上的长龙——中欧班列整装再出- 中国一一路网 (December 14, 2016)

Europe Finally Wakes Up To The New Silk Road, And This Could Be Big (November 14, 2016)

德媒:中国限制德国公民入境 或与土耳其有关系 (October 10, 2016)

Jegliche Türkei-Verbindung reicht schon: China blockt Deutsche bei Einreise ab (October 4, 2016)

La politique ambivalente de la Chine en Syrie (September 21, 2016)

Kiina aktivoituu Lähi-idässä ja Syyriassa – rakentaako se sotaa vai rauhaa? (August 27, 2016)

China - Waffen zu Kampfpreisen (August 4, 2016)

中国与中三国成反恐 (August 4, 2016)

媒体反腐下的一包 (July 23, 2016)

Consistent political will is needed to ensure one belt, one road initiative succeeds (June 21, 2016)

'Germany and China want stability in the Middle East' (May 8, 2016)

专访:“让中国融入国际安全体系”(April 7, 2016)

莫里茨·道夫:在双和多次推“一一路” (Febuary, 4, 2016)

China’s new era of diplomacy: engaging in Syria (January 31, 2016)

Das chinesische Nordkorea-Dilemma (January 27, 2016)

China-Iran deal to boost energy and infrastructure (January 26, 2016)

Chinas ungewohnt aktive Nahostdiplomatie (January 22, 2016)

Iran – Arabie saoudite : Le chaînon manquant de la route de la soie (January 21, 2016)

外媒:中國面臨更多恐怖威脅 (January 7, 2016)

« Aujourd’hui, la Chine et ses ressortissants sont plus exposés au terrorisme » (January 4, 2016)

中国划将伊朗丝绸之路 研究者 (December 22, 2015)

China Seeking to Link Iran to Its New Silk Road (December 12, 2015)

德国墨卡托中国经济研究中心研究员鲁道夫 (December 11, 2015)



Eurasia Bridges
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Cell Phone: +49 176-63756754
Email: info@eurasia-bridges.com
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